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Florida Virtual School Orlando Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  • There is no job security at all and hard work is not rewarded (in 18 reviews)

  • can feel overwhelming at times, work/life balance takes time to get on track (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Basic Support Role"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Technician in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Applications Technician in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Virtual School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, competent leadership, enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    lack of progressive thinkers, outdated approach to support.

    Advice to Management

    listen to bridge communication, not to dictate.


  2. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Florida Virtual School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home. Help students one on one.

    Cons

    No security. ILs change frequently

    Advice to Management

    Happy teachers make happy students and parents. Hold ILs accountable and have consistency

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't quit your day job"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Instructor in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Virtual School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are not tied to an office or bell schedule. Benefits are good. The yearly conference is an awesome event.

    Cons

    You will be expected to work 24/7. The students and parents are always right and you are always to blame. The salary is much less than you would make at a traditional school. The busiest times are summer and nights, so do not take this thinking it will give you more family time. If you are not one of the favorites you will not have any opportunity to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Stop it with the perky cheerleaders as bosses and hire real managers.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Virtual teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Virtual School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home
    Good benefit package
    Most fellow teachers are helpful and positive to work with
    Most lead teachers are willing to help

    Cons

    Work -family life balance

    Unrealistic expectations in regards to metrics

    Telemarketing job... not instructional

    Metrics for Managers and instructors are not aligned

    Some managers have bully tactics... threatening not helpful
    Leadership only concerned with their numbers ... not in FLVS' claim that students are the center of their decisions.

    One could receive "highly qualified" through FLVS' evaluation measuring tools yet still be blindsided by management and told he is not effective.

    Poor communication between manager and teacher

    Advice to Management

    Hire effective instructional leaders; who value their teachers and care about students. Many Instructional leaders behave like they are in some sort of special sorority. Behaving like they are part of some elite popularity club. Managing by belittling, bullying and providing inconsistent and contradicting feedback. Not professional.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Changing times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Virtual School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good group of people that generally really believe in what they are doing.
    Florida state employee benefits.
    Lots of professional development opportunities.
    Great team dynamics.

    Cons

    Lack of vision
    Frequent management changes
    Frequent corporate restructuring
    Lack of commitment to core values
    Heavily politicized environment and heavily politicized promotional opportunities


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Educator Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Virtual School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Home time with family

    Cons

    Workload
    Time frame
    Work life balance is overlooked

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Losing the spark which started it all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Garden, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Garden, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Virtual School (More than a year)

    Pros

    career advancement, competitive salary, flexibilty

    Cons

    Palpable shift in culture with CEO change in 2014.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the driving statement on which the organization was founded..."The student is at the center of every decision"

  8. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I Love working at home!
    Love working with students:-)

    Cons

    Long hours during the week, but weekends off


  9. "Customer Care Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Virtual School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee perks. Professional Development opportunities, volunteering.

    Cons

    High volume, unrealistic expectations, not everyone is a team player.

    Advice to Management

    What out for people planning parties, weddings, and other events on the clock.


  10. "Practicum Internship"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Intern in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher Intern in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Virtual School (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, willing to help at all turns. Awesome 21st century premise for students K-12.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.


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